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1938 Bantam Boulevard Delivery sells at RM Auctions Ft. Lauderdale

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

This 1938 Bantam Boulevard Delivery sold for $39,000
at RM Auctions Ft. Lauderdale on March 27-28 2010

Link to Auction Listing

Price is “Hammer Price” without additional 10% Buyer’s Premium

1959 Autobianchi Bianchina sells at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2010

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

This 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina sold for $39,600
at RM Auctions Amelia Island on March 13 2010

Link to Auction Listing

this price apparently includes the Buyer’s premium,
don’t know what the actual “hammer price” was.

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 sells at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2010

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

This 1956 Messerschmitt KR200 sold for $30,800
at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2010

Link to Auction Listing

this price apparently includes the Buyer’s premium,
don’t know what the actual “hammer price” was.

1960 BMW Isetta sells at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2010

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

This 1960 BMW Isetta sold for $30,250
at RM Auctions Amelia Island on March 13 2010

This is a British-built 3wheel Isetta, normally the chassis number for British built Isettas is the letter A followed by 5 digits, this one just has a 6-digit number (?)

Link to Auction Listing

this price apparently includes the Buyer’s premium,
don’t know what the actual “hammer price” was.

1965 FIAT 500F sells at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2010

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

This 1965 FIAT 500F sold for $28,600
at RM Auctions Amelia Island on March 13 2010

Link to Auction Listing

this price apparently includes the Buyer’s premium,
don’t know what the actual “hammer price” was.

1958 BMW 600 sells at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2010

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

1958 BMW 500 sold for $74,250
at RM Auctions at Amelia Island on March 13 2010
pretty sure this is a new record high price for a BMW 600

Link to Auction Listing

this price apparently includes the Buyer’s premium,
don’t know what the actual “hammer price” was.

1941 Bantam Convertible Coupe at Gooding auction

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

This 1941 American Bantam Convertible Coupe sold at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale auction January 21-22 2010 for a hammer price of $39,000

Link to the Gooding description page HERE

This car was bought by a member of The Vintage Microcar Club!  The same person also purchased the 1956 BMW Isetta Bubble Window cabrio from the Russo & Steele auction that took place the same weekend.

1961 Autobianchi Bianchina at RM Auctions Scottsdale 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Auction results:
This 1961 Autobianchi Bianchina apparently sold at RM Auctions in Scottsdale AZ on Friday Jan 22 for $60,500
(don’t know if that is hammer price or if it include’s Buyer’s premium)

Link to RM Auctions listing for more info and pics

1957 Bubble Window Isetta at RM Auctions Scottsdale 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

This 1957 Bubble Window Isetta sold Friday Jan 22 at RM Auctions in AZ for $33,000 (don’t know if that is hammer price or price with buyer’s commission yet…)

Note this is NOT a cabrio like the one at Russo & Steele

Link to the listing for the car.

1956 BMW Isetta cabrio at Russo & Steele 2010

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

This 1956 BMW Isetta Bubble Window cabrio just sold in Scottsdale AZ at the Russo & Steele auction for $42,000.

This was an ALL RESERVE auction (as opposed to Barrett-Jackson which is all NO Reserve) and the reserve was off at $39,500.  Bidding was at $39,500 and the reserve was not met and they rolled the car away and were on to the next car when the seller apparently changed his mind and they went back to it for another $2500.

This was restored by Greg Hahs and I think I know who the guy in the hat was that bought it. We will see if it shows up in his collection, I don’t think he had a Bubble Window cabrio.

The results from this auction were from watching the Live Feed, the official Russo & Steele Auction site does not yet have result from this auction.   This car was not touched by the damages caused by high winds that caused some tents there to collapse.

1936 Fiat Topolino at Russo & Steele 2010

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

This 1936 FIAT Topolino just sold at Russo & Steele Scottsdale AZ 2010 auction for $14,000 (hammer price)

This was an ALL RESERVE auction (as opposed to Barrett-Jackson which is all NO Reserve) and the reserve was off somewhere around $10,000.

Where it is from I don’t know, where it is going, I don’t know.

The results from this auction were from watching the Live Feed, the official Russo & Steele Auction site does not yet have result from this auction.

“Rally Isetta” at Barrett-Jackson 2010

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

“Terminally Cute” is how the announcers describe it, but for awhile on Tuesday, this car had the top sales spot (along with a Messerschmitt KR175 at $40,000) and probably annoyed some sellers of cars selling in the $20K range.
Expect a Behind the Scenes story of what it is like to sell a car at Barrett-Jackson from Richard Lewis (the restorer and seller) in a future issue of MICROCAR NEWS magazine.  If you look *really hard* you can see Richard standing on the left side (our left) of the Auctioneer podium.  He is wearing a dark jacket and baseball cap.  He says that as soon as the car was brought out someone dragged him away from the car and plopped him there.  Apparently standard procedure so everyone knows who the seller is and it prevents you from bidding on your own car.

This car had a “hammer price” of $43,000
SpeedTV’s own online “magazine” referred to the sale price as $47,300
but they also showed a photo of a different car when mentioning it.
and the NY Times said it sold for “nearly $50,000

Wow, the price just keeps going up even though the auction has ended.

Microcars at Barrett-Jackson 2010

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Here is a list of Microcars offered at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.

Check if you get Speed Channel or SpeedTV and you can watch these cross the line on the days they are listed:

Tuesday January 19 2010:
(click pics to go to detailed listings for cars)

1972 HONDA Z600 $25,000

Lot# 52 1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR175 $40,000

Lot# 74 1956 BMW ISETTA $43,000

Wednesday January 20 2010:

Lot# 420.1 1957 HEINKEL 200 $25,000

Thursday January 21 2010:

Lot# 630 1962 KING MIDGET III $14,500 for the pair

Lot# 630.1 1958 KING MIDGET MODEL III sold with Lot 630

Lot# 711 1951 CROSLEY HOOK AND LADDER FIRETRUCK $100,000

Lot# 737 1957 BMW ISETTA 300 CONVERTIBLE $29,000

Lot# 741 1962 TROJAN 200 $40,000

Lot# 741.1 1957 BMW ISETTA 300 $22,000

Friday January 22 2010:

Lot# 919 1958 BMW 600 $30,000

Goggomobil Transporter for sale! (but you missed it)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

goggotransporter01One of the more desireable and elusive Microcars is the Goggomobil Transporter.
Built from 1955 to 1964 by GLAS in Germany, the Transporter was apparently built off the Goggomobil Coupe chassis but reinforced with stronger coil-over shock suspension to accomodate a greater load. It had an option of 250 or 300 cc engines in Germany and 400cc engines for export models. It is a Uni-body construction (like the Goggomobil Coupe and Limo/sedan), the body is basically bolted onto a lower pan that consists mostly of 4 wheel wells connected by a stiff center tube that runs from back to front.
3-4000 were built with at least 2000 of those going to Deutschepost (German Post Office). The rest were work trucks and most all of them got “used up” and then discarded. Less than 100 remain worldwide. This is a condition affecting all Microcar-based trucks so any that remain become that much more desireable.

They do not change hands often and most owners do not want to part with them for any price.
So imagine the buzz when one appears on German eBay.
An un-restored example that is on the Goggo Transporter Register.
The German Goggomobil Forum lit up when this showed up, but after a few days the seller apparently cancelled the eBay listing when bidding reached 10,500 Euros. This left some people thinking it SOLD for that price especially when someone came onto the forum announcing that it did sell for 10,500 €. (I can’t remember if it was someone claiming to be either the buyer or the seller). Whether the thing sold at all is still unclear, sometimes people like to put stuff on eBay just to see what kind of reaction they can get and then yank the listing.

Update: Now someone else has come onto the Goggomobil Forum claiming the vehicle was sold privately for more than 50,000 €

Update 2: It did not sell for 50,000 €, but it did sell privately for a good chunk of change according to the Buyer who provided the details.  The vehicle will stay in Europe but NOT Germany!
(note: Buyer is a member of The Vintage Microcar Club who has been looking for one of these for a long long time…)


Isettas and more for sale at Kruse Auburn 2009 auction

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Bunch of Microcars up for auction over Labor Day Weekend in Auburn IN at
KRUSE AUBURN 2009

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The online catalog is not particularly easy to navigate through, but you can get an idea of at least which DAY each car will be auctioned. Plus there the official “catalogue” shows a few more cars than appear on the website, (more…)


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